Animal Stories - Budgerigars - Parakeets


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Jessica Sarah - 2019-06-13
Do you seek for another?

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Anonymous - 2019-05-26
Hello my sister was just about to be a grandma to her parakeet but unfortunately the female passed on and crossed over..

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  • Jessica Sarah - 2019-06-13
    Do you seek for another?
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Ali - 2018-06-10
Hello I have what is believed to be 2 female parakeets but a few days ago I noticed cracked egg at the bottom of the cage I than threw it away because it was dead so then I assume that I was wrong about their sex so I bought them a nesting box about 3 days later they no more eggs but one of the bird which looks like a male spends most of its time in the box while the other stays away. here is a photo of the birds many you can help me confirm the sexes and help me understand what’s going on sunset I’m new to breeding. Thank you!

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jerry - 2018-08-10
I just bought a beautiful Budgie today and I want her?his cage to be set up comfy .I keep reading not to use gravel pads or gravel on the floor.Is it ok and safe to put down some newspaper on the bottom of cage?

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NBorg - 2018-02-17
My baby budgie lives alone but loves mirrors a lot and even feeds it his food.I learned him some basic words and sounds but only says them when he's with the mirror only.(He learned saying his name and making different sounds) So we got him another bird (it was a female budgie) in the beginning they were doing fine until one day I had to leave the house and when I got back I saw the female bird dead.He's also afraid of other toys and even random objects and only loves his mirror.Is there a way to stop him feeding food to his mirror and plays with other toys?

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Jenny trockel - 2016-08-02
I have a parakeet i would like to know why he is scrapeing the paint off its cage Ihave toys,fresh food every day,a cuddle bone and if i put paper inthe bottom of his cage he eats and shreds it so now i put gravel paper and he trys to do the same thing .i would like any sugestions you or information as to why he is doing doing that .He startedthis about two weeks ago ive had him for about two years.

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  • anonamys - 2017-01-12
    never do that!!!!!!!! dont ever put gravel paper or any gravel material in your birds cage it can rip and tear its feet and many other things on its body.
    please be cautios of what you put in your birds cage because it can harm it,dont put any plants unless you find out if they are toxic or not.
  • LaBrenda Henry - 2018-01-27
    Jenny, You have done a great job in getting the inside of the cage set up. Question, Do you know for sure that it is a HE? Color above the beak- if blue BOY, if pink / brown GIRL. Budgies can have different personalities like people. Two can be raised together put yet be so different. And the place raising then makes a difference. Yours seems as being trapped in the cage may be the issue. Have you ever let him out of the cage? Another thing it could be is wanting a friend. May need more interaction w/ you out of the cage or another Budge! E-mail me if you want to talk. labrendah@aol.com LaBrenda Henry
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robert - 2017-03-23
I have 2 questions, I have 2 older parakeets that were given to me due to owner don't want to care for them (over 13 years old) & owner never/didn't do anything especially train. Can (&how)they still be trained? And 2nd question , what other types of small birds can I put in cage with my 2 other parakeets?

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  • LaBrenda Henry - 2018-01-27
    Not good to put any other birds w/ them at their age. Could cause stress on the Budgies/Parakeet. Have had the same w/ neighbors a week ago. There is other issues w/ these guys also. All you can do is work w/ them. They bight hard, have gloves and use a towel working w/ them. Trim nails and wings this is easier to work w/ them. They can fly just not up where I can not reach them.I do not cover the cage at night. this way they do not feel trapped in he cage. Do you know if they are male or female? Do they get along w/ each other? If they are separated into two cages and maybe different rooms it is easier it handle them separately. If the two are boned as these two, they are in separate cages next to each other. Can always teach an old dog a new trick, just keep working w/ them!
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Christy - 2017-03-26
I had two parakeets. Sky and Blue//got from a feed store. After three years they mated and within 4 days, Sky had egg problem..it was just hanging on her. Could not find a bird vet close by (30 miles away), called and for some stupid price they would see the bird. So I tried all the h11ome remedies, gel on her area, warm bath, rubbing tummy but I woke up one morning and she past away from what they call egg bound. My male seems find, he is jabbering away..should I let him by himself or get another bird..do not want a female

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  • Anonymous - 2017-05-12
    Aww! That's so sad. I'm sorry your parakeet died. . . and in such a strand way.
  • Anonymous - 2017-05-14
    im sorry
  • LaBrenda Henry - 2018-01-27
    Do not know why on one answered your question! If it seems that your boy is happy. If is good to just have one Budge. You can teach him to mimic you. My Love Birds males and females, given 2Cocktails Females and two boy budgies. Got the two budgies w/ issues and separated them in cages next to each other. If you do want another boy budge, I would have him in a different cage maybe away from each other different room. See how they react. They may talk to each other in a good way. It will show you if they want to see each other or not. It is tip to you!
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steve jenik - 2017-07-20
We rescued a young parakeet about 1-1/2 yrs. ago. Little budgie could barely fly. An associate of mine at work trapped him at our work and offered me custody (knowing that I love birds). So, having exclusively had cockatiels all my life (which we have none of now), I am unsure of to how to deal with this bird. My cockatiels were sociable, liked to hang out with us and the grandkids, kiss and explore. Little Petey Parakeety remains shy and standoffish, even tho' I drape a hand in the cage and ignore him, (hoping for inquisitivnous). This is working slowly, (as do all bird trust issues). So we go on. The major issue has become the screeching at dawn in my wifes dressing room. We have alleviated that by moving the cage to qnother room. I found a website that provides parakeet songs and calls. He seemed fasciinated for a while then, bored. Now that I turned the volume down, He's staring at the screen again. Question is; Does this audio/visual input (Yeah I turn the monitor towards the cage) help or hinder the birds pyschological health? When we have the the cage out in the ' Living areas', we leave his door open. Yet he rarely ventures to the open door. When startled, he'll fly around the house a couple of times, light somewhere and let me pick him up and transport him home. Any thoughts? Thank you. Steve J.

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  • LaBrenda Henry - 2018-01-27
    Steve, Have had birds and they all get different personalities. May have escaped and being in the wield is hard on them. Neighbors gave me there two Budgie boy's and one was been picking himself for over a year now. There house is to wild w/ 6 young kids. Have them now and all you can do is work with birds on their terms, slowly. Open cage is good and every chance I start toward them saying "Steep Up". One the finger I talk to them till they fly away. Offer him MULLET stick in your other hand it is a treat to them. Raise Love Birds and they step up and talk Pretty Bird and have picked up shattering. When they talk "not nice" talk back "Pretty Birds talk pretty", plush check the cage. May need water hand or food. They like lots of things in cage to play w/, mirror - bells - bird toys. Have cuttle bone for the beak and to trim nails, cover head & body w/ face towel and cut off the tip. If they are long and can see the vain cut a little more. Have cut to close many times, but have a small container of styptic powder to stop the bleeding. Have also tried off a few feathers from the long tip, no more then 5 towards the body. This they can fry but not up high where you can't go to them and ask to step up. Can call it you would like to talk, (831)261-8056 LaBrenda Henry
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Rachel - 2017-11-07
My parakeet,Zoe, (who is a girl) has palish pinkish feet. Except one of her toes is blue and looks like she bruised it. She also has too toes stuck together. I don't know how she did it. She did eat a strawberry. I can't tell if she is hurt or if the strawberry juice is sticking her toes together.

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